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Pork Meatballs in Pepper Sauce

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


Serves 4



About the Recipe

Super quick and easy pork meatballs, ideal for a quick and tasty family meal on a budget.


  • 450g pork mince

  • 1 small apple , peeled, cored and grated

  • 1 small garlic clove , crushed

  • 25g fresh white breadcrumbs

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 250g spaghetti , to serve

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion , finely chopped

  • 400g can chopped tomato

  • 3 roasted red peppers (from a jar), roughly chopped


  • STEP 1: Put the pork mince in a bowl and stir in the apple, garlic, breadcrumbs and some salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 16 balls, cover and chill for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2: Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 mins, until softened, then tip in the tomatoes and half a can of water. Stir in the peppers along with some salt and pepper. Partially cover and simmer for 15 mins.

  • STEP 3: Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and add the meatballs. Cook for 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally until they are browned all over. Set aside and keep warm.

  • STEP 4: Using a hand-held blender, whizz the tomato sauce until smooth. Carefully add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 5 mins, until cooked through. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti following pack instructions, drain, then divide between serving plates. Top with the meatballs and sauce.

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